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General Medication Use During Pregnancy

The over-the-counter (OTC) medications listed below are generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. However, it is always best to avoid taking any medication during the first trimester, if at all possible. Also, while these suggested medications are permissible, on an acute or short-term basis, you should inform your doctor of any drug wich you feel you will need over a longer period of time. There are many prescription drugs which are also safe to take.

ANTACIDS

LAXATIVES

FEVER

Gelusil Citrucel Tylenol *
Maalox Colace Avoid taking aspirin-containing
Mylanta Doxidan compounds.  Avoid Advil, Motrin,
Pepcid Ac Metamucil Nuprin-typedrugs - called "nonsteroidal
Riopan Milk of Magnesia anti-inflammatory drugs")
Titralac Plus Peri-Colace  
Tums Senokot  
Tagamet Senokot-Plus  
Titralac    
Zantac    
     

NAUSEA

DIARRHEA

HEMORRHOIDS

Emetrol Imodium-AD Anusol
Dramamine Kaopectate Preparation-H
    Tucks

* Avoid taking aspirin containing compounds. Avoid Advil, Motrin, Nuprin-type drugs - called "nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs"

 
COLDS (UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS)

ANTIHISTAMINES

DECONGESTANTS

COMBINATION

COUGH

Tavist Sudafed Actifed Cold & Allergy Robitussin DM
Chlor-Trimeton Sinutab

Sudafed Plus

 
Claritin Tylenol Cold

Chlor-Trimeton Plus

 
    Actifed Cold & Sinus  
    Tylenol Multisymptom Formula  

** Do not use Dimetane, Dimetapp,  or Drixoral during pregnancy. Try to avoid decongestants in the first trimester.

NOTE: This is a partial list only. It is not possible to put together a complete list as there are so many name-brand formulations.